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    Unique ID Code: 0000107398
    Added by: Jitendar Canth
    Added on: 6/9/2008 15:23
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    The husband, the wife...or the bandit?
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 88 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    A woodcutter experiences a horrific series of events - an ambush, rape and murder. In the telling of the tale however, each of the four participants give different views of what actually happened - is any of them telling the truth?

    Kurosawa's masterful film plays on the subjective nature of truth while unfurling a riveting tale of violence and greed.

    The film was the first to alert western audiences to the riches of Japanese cinema, and was one of many of Kurosawa's films to be remade in Hollywood - as The Outrage, starring Paul Newman.

    Winner of the Grand Prize at the Venice Film Festival and an Honorary Academy Award -- it was voted by the Board of Governors as the most outstanding foreign language film released in the United States during 1951. "Rashomon" also received two National Board of Review Awards in 1951: Best Director and Five Best Foreign Films of the Year.

    Special Features:
    Introduction by John Boorman
    A Testimony As An Image: Rashomon Documentary
    Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    4:3 standard

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 2.0 Japanese mono

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Akira Kurosawa

    Written By:

    Toshirô Mifune
    Machiko Kyô
    Masayuki Mori
    Takashi Shimura
    Minoru Chiaki
    Kichijiro Ueda
    Fumiko Honma
    Daisuke Katô

    Music From:
    Fumio Hayasaka

    Director of Photography:
    Kazuo Miyagawa

    Akira Kurosawa

    Production Designer:
    So Matsuyama

    Minoru Jingo

    Executive Producer:
    Masaichi Nagata

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    Optimum Asia

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